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February 20, 2009 Volume 103, Issue 106




Getting some ‘face’ time

Champion figure skater Scott Hamilton returns to Bowling Green for Winterfest Scott Hamilton WINTERFEST ICECAPADES 1984 gold medal-

The University Alumni Center hopes to stay connected with recent graduates by utilizing Facebook | Page 3

By Becky Tener Reporter

The past is not superior

Guest columnist Raymond Schuck believes that the things in the past are not any better than what is in the present | Page 4


Going without her gadgets Pulse reporter Stephanie Spencer went three days without technology to see what life was like without it | Page 7


Chimp victim transferred

winning figure skater and Bowling Green patron

sary of his gold medal win but was also thinking of a fundraising event for the College of Business Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Rankins said. So they decided to throw a community celebration. “It‘s just a great excuse to throw a winter carnival,” Rankins said. Winterfest also gives the community the opportunity to have fundraisers to support the local skating and hockey clubs. Rankins said the city and the University are known for what they bring to ice sports, and it is important to keep those traditions alive.


Friday 7-9 p.m. Horse Carriage Rides Rides start at Ben Franklin 8-9 p.m. Open Curling

The boy charged with the murder of his father and his father’s friend pleaded guilty, bringing closure to the case | Page 6

Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m. BG Skating Club Exhibition BGSU Ice Arena

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sentinel Tribune Wedding Show

BGSU Ice Arena

8 p.m. Paul Merkelo, trumpet

Woodland Mall

11 a.m. Young People’s Concert: Meet the Buzzelli’s

BGSU Bryan Recital Hall

8 p.m. Singin’ In The Rain Black Swamp Players

All Day Ice Sculptures Restaurant Specials Live Entertainment Citywide Prize Freeze Sale Cla-Zel Winter Movie Marathon

Bryan Recital Hall

11 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run City Park

12-2 p.m. Horse Carriage Rides Rides

Veteran’s Building at City Park MORE EVENTS ON PAGE 2

‘Sole’d on helping

The woman who was attacked by her friend’s pet chimp has been moved to the Cleveland Clinic | Page 5

9-year-old pleads guilty NATION

Olympic Figure Skating Champion Scott Hamilton is coming home. The 1984 Gold Medalist is returning to the city this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his win. Dubbed Winterfest, the celebration will take place throughout campus and the community with different events and activities. “Everyone in the community has been working together to make this weekend happen,” said John Rankins, a Winterfest organizer. The idea for Winterfest came to Rankins after he interviewed Hamilton in Nashville last fall. “I asked Scott [Hamilton] what he thought about coming back to town,” Rankins said. “He actually had already been thinking about the idea.” Not only was Hamilton thinking of celebrating the anniver-

Student plans ‘sole party’ to help style students and benefit children in need

By Michelle Bosserman Reporter

Senior Kyle Chesser, a supply chain management major, likes different, creative shoes. He particularly likes different, creative shoes that support a cause. Chesser is the sole organizer for the TOMS “Style your Sole Party,” an event he organized through the Association for Operations Management [APICS]. TOMS (“Shoes for Tomorrow”) founder Blake Mycoskie, formerly on “Amazing Race,” started TOMS to help children in need by donating one pair of shoes for every pair purchased. “Very rarely do you find something so special, unique and hap-

See SHOES | Page 2


‘Take me out to the ball game!’ Check out the Sports section for a full rundown of the 2009 Falcon baseball team. They make their return to the field this weekend at Western Carolina | Page 9

Resident adviser questions dismissal Results of underage drinking depend on employer By Hannah Sparling Reporter

On Friday of Homecoming Weekend sophomore Brad Stapleton, a former resident adviser, was drinking in his residence hall. Stapleton’s hall director found out, and the next Wednesday, during his weekly meeting, Stapleton was fired. On Jan. 4, Undergraduate S t u d e n t Government President John Waynick, junior, was cited for underage drinking. Waynick is still USG president. While on the John outside it appears Waynick two campus lead- USG ers committed president in the same offense trouble for and received different punish- underage ments, USG vice- drinking president, junior Sundeep Mutgi, said the two cases are really not that similar. The main difference, Mutgi said, is Stapleton was a University employee and Sundeep Waynick is not. “I think it’s pri- Mutgi marily based on USG vice who you work president for and who has the power to fire you,” Mutgi said. “When Brad [Stapleton] took his position he signed a contract with residence life, and he took a job with the University. We don’t get paid through the University. We get paid through student fees because we are employees of the students. And so, the process for getting rid of us is entirely different.” Mutgi said having USG separate from other University positions is important because it allows USG to maintain its influ-

See WAYNICK | Page 2

Students pay more when not paying CopySense continues to catch students illegally sharing files


By Allison Borgelt Reporter

What would you carve out of ice?


“Eiffel Tower.” | Page 4

Junior Lindsay Burton thought she was flying under the wire with her LimeWire account, but her secret didn’t stay hidden for long. Burton was notified around the end of October that she was downloading illegal copyright materials through LimeWire, a type of peer-to-peer (P2P) software. Her LimeWire account was detected by CopySense, a new technology purchased by the University and initiated Oct. 10 to proactively deal with violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). “I had never gotten caught,” Burton said, “so I thought, ‘Well, I’ll keep my LimeWire until I get

“I had never gotten caught so I thought ‘well I’ll keep my LimeWire until I get caught.’ ... It wasn’t too long after that that I actually did get my warning.” Lindsay Burton | Junior

caught because the first offense is just a warning anyway.’ … It wasn’t too long after that that I actually did get my warning.” CopySense, a technology by Audible Magic Corp., is part of the University’s Digital Copyright Safeguards initiative, a multi-layered program meant to educate students about the DMCA. When CopySense detects illegal use of P2P software

programs such as LimeWire, BitTorrent and Gnutella, it directs computer users to a page explaining the offense and proceeds to block their Web access. On residence hall computers, first-time offenders lose access for 24 hours, second-time offenders lose Web access for two weeks and P2P

See CAUGHT | Page 2


Couple robbed at gun-point in apartment

Bowling Green Police are currently investigating a burglary and robbery that occurred on East Poe Road yesterday morning at 3:51. According to police reports, two Hispanic males in their early 20s forced entry into the residence where a 24-yearold woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend were sleeping. One of the males was armed with a handgun and a knife, while the other male had a wood club that was used to assault the victims, police said. According to the female victim’s 911 call, the men told her they had been watching the house and were looking for cash. “The men that robbed me, he said they were looking at us through the window,” she told the police dispatcher. “He said ‘I know you guys got money, I’ve been

looking through the window.’ He took both our wallets and took all the money out of them.” The two victims stated both males were dressed in dark clothing and left the residence on foot, according to police reports. One of the males was wearing a black ski mask, the female victim said. The other assailant’s face was bare, and she said he had a mustache. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information or a possible identification of the suspect should contact the Bowling Green Police or the Wood County Crime Stoppers at 1-80054 CRIME. If information results in the arrest and conviction of a suspect, informants could be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.


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“Hamilton is not the only skater with ties to us … The 1980 Hockey Gold Medalists Mark Wells and Ken Morrow and [2009 national champion] Alissa Czisny,” he said. “It is really going to benefit the city with awesome ice.” Joanna Nofziger, Winterfest organizer, said the weekend is packed with activities for people of all ages. There will be a visit from children’s illustrator Ben Mahan, ice sculptures, winter games, a chili cook-off, live entertainment, the Cla-Zel’s winter movie marathon and many other activities. Nofziger also said Hamilton and his family are taking part in a lot of the activities, so there will be chances to catch a glimpse of Hamilton throughout the celebration. “He’ll be making surprise cameos all weekend so there is no set schedule of where he will be,” she said. After Hamilton spends time enjoying his hometown, he plans to give back to the University, where he has an

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access for 30 days and thirdtime offenders are blocked from the Web until they meet with the Division of Student Affairs, which is in charge of contacting ITS in order to lift the block. Offenses include Web blockage for 15 minutes, one hour and two hours for offenders using computers in administration buildings. (E-mail accounts, MyBGSU and other network services are still accessible.) Matthew Haschak, director of IT security for the Information Technology Service, is pleased with the effects of the CopySense program. “I think it’s been very effective,” Haschak said. Haschak explained that since the beginning of spring semester, 102 people have reached level one, and six have reached level two. He also said the number of copyright infringement complaints received by the University has decreased, as the school was receiving an average of about 39 complaints per week at the beginning of the semester but is now only receiving about seven complaints per week. The complaints arrive in the form of letters (either cease and desist or pre-litigation settlement letters) from copyright holders such as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Last year, the University received 658 cease and desist letters from the RIAA, ranking the school 55th in the country and second in the state on a list of universities receiving letters from the organization. These numbers were part of the reasoning for purchasing the CopySense technology.


honorary degree, said Rodney Heiligmann, director of the Dallas-Hamilton Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. The Dallas-Hamilton Center, to which Hamilton gave an endowment, is having a gala to celebrate with Hamilton and raise money for the Center. “This is a great opportunity to celebrate for the BGSU and one of BG’s heroes,” Heiligmann said. Hamilton has defied many obstacles in his life like a childhood illness, a brain tumor and cancer but still has a positive outlook on life and is an inspiration to the University, Heiligmann said. The evening will also be attended by Peter and Kitty Carruthers, the 1984 Olympic Silver Medalists in pairs skating, and Alissa Czisny, the 2009 National Figure Skating Champion. “It should be a great night to celebrate with Scott,” Heiligmann said. For more information about Scott Hamilton, Winterfest and the events of the weekend, students can go to the Winterfest Web site at www.winterfest09. com.

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10:15-12 a.m. Open Ice Skating

2 p.m. BGSU Women’s Gymnastics Senior Day vs. Ohio State

Black Swamp Players

Veteran’s Building at City Park

12-3 p.m. Family Games City Park

2 p.m. BGSU Men’s Basketball Anderson Arena

3-5 p.m. Silent & Live Auction Cla-Zel

5:05 p.m. BGSU Men’s Hockey vs. Michigan State University Ice Arena

6 p.m. Scott Hamilton Fundraising Event Union Grand Ballroom

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All Day Ice Sculptures Restaurant Specials Live Entertainment Citywide Prize Freeze Sale Cla-Zel Winter Movie Marathon Sunday 9-1 p.m. Pancake Breakfast Senior Center

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Complainant left a bookbag outside the door of a restroom in the Business Administration Building, and the bag was gone when he returned. 3:35 P.M.

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Complainant reported a student tried to walk out of the Union with food without paying.

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Complainant reported the back window of her van was criminally damaged by unknown suspects. 10:01 A.M.

An unknown person vomited all over the Union TV room, ruining the furniture. 11:50 A.M.

Bryan Trumbo, 23, of Wayne, Ohio, was cited for disregard for public safety after he was observed revving his engine, accelerating very quickly and fish-tailing the vehicle on the wet roadway. Jeffrey Starkey, 21, of Bowling Green, was arrested for domestic violence after knowingly causing harm to a household member. 4:33 P.M.

Two juveniles were arrested for theft after attempting to shoplift six CDs from Wal-Mart. 7:26 P.M. ENOCH WU | THE BG NEWS

SHOES From Page 1 pening right now,” Chesser said. “Wearing the shoes is such a positive. You’re constantly reminded there are people out there less fortunate than you, and you helped them. What a cool way to give back.” Chesser, director of international travel of APICS, came up with the idea of incorporating TOMS into operations management at the University after listening to Mycoskie’s speech at an APICS expo in Kansas City. The primary purpose of APICS is to define what operations management is and to help develop skills in operations. University alumna Karen Eboch, APICS faculty advisor, witnessed the University’s APICS chapter win the “Gold Award” the past two years. The “Gold Award” is given by the professional APICS to student chapters as a recognition of their success. The students were successful last year in Chicago when they won first place at the district meeting. “Teams of six are given an operations problem to work on overnight for about 12


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Rodney Fleming, managing attorney at the University, said Student Legal Services has only had one student bring in a prelitigation statement from the RIAA, which occurred near the end of 2007. He said the letter threatened a lawsuit against the student, but the RIAA was willing to settle for $3,000, which the student paid. Both Haschak and Fleming mentioned the RIAA has recently changed its strategy for catching copyright offenders. The RIAA announced in December it will start working with Internet service providers instead of suing individuals in order to stop illegal file sharing. The organization has already dropped charges against students at North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Rhode Island College. Haschak said the RIAA’s new stance won’t affect the University’s efforts against illegal file sharing. “That doesn’t change anything that we’re doing here,” he said. “We want to protect the students.” After having her Internet restricted for a day because of LimeWire, Burton didn’t get mad, she became an iTunes purchaser. “There still may be students out there who are kind of flying under the radar, but nonetheless, I think this program is catching a lot more students,” Burton said.

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hours [at the meeting]. After a three page paper and presentation, the judges announce a winner,” Eboch said. “I like seeing the students take initiative and reach their goals.” Chesser is trying to reach his goal by promoting TOMS shoes and organizing the event. The shoes, which can be pre-ordered until April 1 by contacting him, are all originals. Students can choose how to design the $40 shoes by using different art supplies on the canvas-material shoes. “Forty dollars is pretty reasonable if you really think about it because you’re buying two pairs of shoes,” Chesser said. “It’s going to be like arts and crafts to get the creative people involved, but decoration will be optional for those who don’t want to ruin their shoes.”

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ence and power. If University officials could fire USG members at any time it would be too easy for them to control the student government. “In this case the only people who can take any of us out of office are the student body,” he said. “If indeed the University could have removed John [Waynick] from his position ,USG would be absolutely powerless.” According to the USG constitution, Waynick didn’t do anything that would cause him to be removed from office. “All the USG constitution says is that the president must be in good standing with the University and have a 2.5 GPA,” Waynick said. “I am currently both of those.” Waynick said if it was his second offense, the outcome probably would have been different, but since it was his first, the University still considers him to be in good standing. Since the USG constitution does not require Waynick to step down as president, the only way he would lose his position would be by impeachment. Mutgi said impeachment was never really considered by USG. “People didn’t feel [it] merited him being removed from office a month before his term was over,” Mutgi said. “It was a per-

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Bowling Green community member Alex Reuja, 24, became interested in TOMS after he stumbled upon their Web site, “Donating shoes seems like such an easy way to help; everyone should want to participate,” Reuja said. “Children in Ethiopia and Argentina can be cured of podoconiosis [foot disease] just by wearing shoes. So if you buy a pair of TOMS shoes, you potentially save a life.” Already over 300,000 shoes have been donated by TOMS since its foundation in 2006. To order TOMS shoes today, contact Chesser at Check out TOMS Web site for all shoe varieties. The actual “Sole Party” date, where purchasers can receive and decorate their shoes, is April 24.

sonal matter. It hasn’t affected his ability to serve as president. I think people, like I said, are concerned with getting progress on actual issues.” Before the citation was made public, Waynick sent out an email to USG senators explaining what happened, and Mutgi said most of the responses were supportive. “I think he actually got a lot of positive feedback from senators, people saying, ‘You know you made a mistake, you shouldn’t have done it, but at this point we’re more concerned with forward motion for the students,’” Mutgi said. Even if there were people who wanted to impeach Waynick, by the time they went through the process, his term would be over, Mutgi said, and since he is not running for re-election, there is really no point. Stapleton said when he first heard that Waynick received a citation and was still in office, he was very upset, but after meeting with Mutgi and talking about some of the differences in their situations, he felt better. However, he still said he thinks Waynick got off a little too easy. “We all make mistakes, and I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. But I think the fact that it was just one small press release in one corner of The BG News is what bugged me,” Stapleton said. “People shouldn’t get off on technicalities just because it happens to be the end of his term.”

Complainant reported two females make comment of harming another female in the Jerome Library. 9:32 P.M.

Complainant reported two males were passing out flyers for a bar in Offenhauer East. An officer spoke to the resident adviser who was told to advise subjects they were not welcome back on campus.

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Mark Boileau Jr., 23, of Toledo, was arrested for menacing after threatening staff members at Sky Bar because they threw his friend out of the bar. 2:36 A.M.

Brian Justinger, 24, of Defiance, Ohio, was cited for operating a vehicle under the influence.

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Stapleton said he is not sure what should be done, but he said USG could consider at least starting the impeachment process or maybe issuing a public statement. “I just think USG should find a way to show that they have a stance against what he did … to show they don’t condone underage drinking,” he said. Stapleton also said he understands why he was fired and that what he did was wrong, but he said he thinks the way it happened was wrong. He said after he was fired, he was told he could file an appeal, and he did, but did not get much result. He said he turned in the written part of the appeal, but when he went to talk face-toface with Sarah Waters, senior associate director of Residence Life, she told him he really had no chance of getting rehired. “I walked in and she basically said there was no way she could give me an appeal,” Stapleton said. Waters said every offense is looked at in a case by case situation, but usually for an RA, drinking underage means getting fired. RAs sign a contract and agree to abide by the rules when they are hired, she said, and they know what will happen if they break them. “I understand that all people make mistakes, and good RAs can make mistakes. [But] RAs are expected to be role models,” Waters said. “That’s why we hire them, to be role models.”

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University Alumni Center ‘faces’ new technology Due to the popularity of social networking Web sites, the Alumni Center hopes to use Facebook to connect with University graduates By Craig Vanderkam Web Editor

able to all of Facebook, was created during fall 2008, updating a similar group in which a BGNet e-mail account was needed to join. This, according to Venis, prompted the change. “[The creation of the group] came as a directive from our Young Alumni Task Force efforts to get younger alumni plugged back into the University and retaining them by keeping them informed,” Venis said. The group now features nearly 500 members and still experiences an occasional spike in popularity. “We had an initial surge where a lot joined,” Venis said. “Then thereafter we also had some people continue [to join].” The University’s official Web site also allows graduates

to connect with the Alumni Association via Facebook. The goal of the Facebook page is to connect alumni, family and friends of the University with each other. The page offers several ways to stay connected to the University, including newsletters, magazines and athletic information. The page has over 650 fans, including 2007 University alumnus Jeff Nisius, who is appreciative of what it has to offer. “[The page] is a good resource to stay up to date on what is happening at BG,” Nisius said. “It allows for easy access to things such as athletics and networking.” Members of Facebook interested in joining the page can do so at facebook.

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The University’s Alumni Center has updated its technological status with the addition of a Facebook group to boost connection. As the popularity of Facebook has increased, the Alumni Center has utilized the social networking Web site in an attempt to connect with recent graduates. Josh Venis, a 2003 University alumnus, created the group “Young Alumni of BGSU” in the hopes of allowing graduates of the last decade to reconnect with one another, plan reunions and help give back to the University, according to the group’s description. The global group, now avail-

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Leaving the television conversion for another time and another day Despite a new date set for DTV, Americans may still not be ready By Eric Reed Reporter

Get Digital. America will be getting digital, that is, digital television coming June 12. This comes due to the fact that America did not get digital on Feb. 17 since Americans just weren’t ready for the transition. Dr. Louisa Ha, professor and acting chair of telecommunications, found that some of the lack of preparation was due to people tuning out the information being broadcast to them on their local television stations. She also gives another reason many people are not fully prepared for the transition to digital television: they have more than one television. “People may think that if they have one television with a converter box, or have cable access on all of their TVs then all of their TVs are ready. But they aren’t,” Ha said. However, a converter box may be necessary even for peo-

Going to digital television is also not a top priority among people. Students are not that concerned about the switch to digital television and think they are prepared. “I’m not worried about it. I’m sure the world will move on and not come to an end if June 12 comes and I can’t watch TV,” senior Stephanie Hunker said. While the world may not come to an end for one student, for others it just means more time to watch movies. “I can always Netflix it,” freshman Troy Bowman said about possibly surviving life without TV. If you’re still in the dark about digital television and on your way to being without television come June 12, you can visit the University’s telecommunications department Web site. They have a slideshow and handout that can be downloaded to help try and clear up any questions someone may have.

ple with cable. The converter box would be necessary to receive all channels a station is broadcasting. With cable, the consumer only receives the main channel a station broadcasts. If this seems at all confusing, Ha says don’t worry, most people are. Ha said she talked to many students, including TCOM majors and found out even they have a hard time understanding everything about the digital transfer. “A lot of students don’t understand it. How do you expect an 85-year-old lady to understand it,” Ha said. The reason the date for the digital conversion was pushed back was due to a lack of preparation, but Ha says that the new date of June 12 may not even have enough people fully prepared. “They [the government] don’t have a set target for what they want to see happen by June 12,” Ha said.







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Older ballplayers are illegitimate too RAYMOND SCHUCK | GUEST COLUMNIST On Tuesday, The BG News ran a cartoon featuring depictions of Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron with the word “Legitimate” above them. I assume this cartoon is meant to reference current news regarding Alex Rodriguez’s use of a performance-enhancing drug, as well as the bigger ongoing narrative about players in the 1990s and 2000s who have now been associated with the use of these substances. However, it is important to point out that the use of substances to enhance one’s performance is not exclusive to ballplayers of the past 10 to 20 years. Many players in the 1960s and 70s, including Hank Aaron, have been associated with amphetamine use to enhance their performances. Also, Pud Galvin, who won 365 games in the 1800s, used an elixir made of goat testosterone to enhance his performance. Some accounts suggest Babe Ruth also used these kinds of elixirs. My point here is two-fold. First, the line of legitimacy is not so easily drawn, and usually, when it is drawn, it is not drawn without complications. If we’re going to suggest that baseball performances from the past 10 to 20 years are illegitimate, then we have to be willing to look more closely at performances before this time period as well. This leads to my second point. When ballplayers of the last two decades are called out as illegitimate and the practices of ballplayers from previous time periods are not scrutinized in the same way, this reinforces a larger cultural pattern in which the experiences of the Baby Boomer generation and the generation or two before them are represented as superior to and more significant than the experiences of generations which have come later. Time and again, we have been told that things were better back then — music was better, neighborhoods were better, and so on. Now, we can add the suggestion that baseball was better back then. All these suggestions, though,

are idealistic constructions of the past, not detailed accounts of what happened. When these constructions are put forth as reality, they imply those of us who have come later have not made (and perhaps will not make) useful, or at least as useful, contributions to society. As a member of Generation X, born in the 1970s and reared in the ‘80s, I take great offense to this implication and believe many more of us who come from these later generations should be outright outraged by this implication and should do more to challenge it. This challenge starts by breaking the hegemony that keeps this implication going. In high school in the late ‘80s, when I challenged some rules and norms of my school, a Baby Boomer teacher told me those kinds of things were her generation, not mine. This is indicative of the depths to which this power play works. Not only are baseball players, music, etc. depicted as better back then, but ultimately, the ability to challenge authority and society is implied to have ended with the Baby Boomers as well. In other words, their counter-culture was legitimate and those of us who came later, particularly when we argue against them, are just whining, selfish slackers and brats. The hegemony works at its deepest when we later generations buy into these kinds of arguments. When that happens, we’re convinced of our own inferiority and the inferiority of our experiences and perspectives. As we of later generations call into question the baseball players who played over the last two decades without similarly calling into question the ballplayers who came before, we buy into those notions of inferiority. I, for one, refuse to take it and I call on the many of us on this campus from these later generations to take up this challenge as well. It can start by refusing to allow our experiences to be called “illegitimate,” and it can move onward from there. — Respond to Raymond at

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Travelin’ the Globe: Two weeks into her month long break, Alison discovers it is possible to become bored in another country “The worst part of all this is I keep thinking about what I was doing the last two weeks. I was galavanting around London, Athens and Santorini, having a wonderfully fantastic time. And now I’m hanging out in my room.”


SALZBURG, Austria — I was really looking forward to February break here. A month off of school sounded so appetizing, until now. Three weeks really would have been fine, and I also would have managed with two — but four! At least February is a short month. I spent two weeks traveling, which was fantastic, but now I’ve got two weeks to do nothing. I can’t handle sitting around with nothing to do; it’s driving me crazy. I sleep for 10 or 12 hours and then spend the rest of the day at my computer or fixing meals. There are some people in my dorm, but no one that I’m really friends with, plus it seems they all have company anyway. It would have been better if my roommate had stayed until the end of the month like she had originally planned, but she went home two weeks early. I’ve watched a couple movies.

I’ve read a book. I’ve talked to people online. I’ve uploaded way too many photos to Facebook and cleaned every surface in my room. I’d go outside, but everything is covered in snow or ice, which really isn’t appetizing when you’ve just come from the Mediterranean. I’d go to the mall, but my bus pass has expired, and the paperwork to get a new one isn’t available online yet. I’d hang out with someone from the program, but most people aren’t here. On Wednesday I decided I’d go to the movies and see “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” because Google said it was playing in English with German subtitles.

I walked 50 minutes to this theater, excited to finally have something to do. But low and behold, the film played in German. I understood almost all of it just fine, which tells me that my German really is improving, but movies that are dubbed really aren’t the same. This weekend I plan on going to see “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” which I’m positive will play in English. Tomorrow I’ll be able to listen to the women’s basketball game, which I am also looking forward to. I’d go somewhere for a day trip, but once again, I’ve got this bus problem. I’d really like to go to Munich and Dachau, so I may

suck it up and go on Sunday. Today I am going to Mauthausen with a friend who lives in the town there, so that will be something to do as well. I’ve also spent a good amount of time planning my parents’ trip to Germany and Austria. I’m looking forward to their journey here because I’ll get to do a lot of the touristy stuff I haven’t done yet. I’ll be able to spend a couple more days getting everything organized for them. I also would like to finish the book I’m reading about Jack the Ripper and write a couple letters. The problem with doing these things, though, is that I have so much time I can’t make myself get started, which is quite unfortunate. The worst part of all this is I keep thinking about what I was doing the last two weeks. I was galavanting around London, Athens and Santorini, having a wonderfully fantastic time. And now I’m hanging out in my room. I guess that’s life. — Respond to Alison at

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Starbucks may increase University revenue Despite the ever-present trend of Americans turning against any corporation reaping the benefits of capitalism, putting a Starbucks in Jerome Library would be an excellent idea — and it’s not just so students and faculty can get their caffeine fix. As an avid coffee and cappuccino drinker myself, I always applaud the idea of having a more convenient location to get a refreshing beverage, especially in a build-

ing that holds so much potential reading material while I sip away the time. Perhaps Starbucks does not make the best coffee, but it suits me just fine. It must be doing something right if it has expanded from Seattle to Beijing, opening up shops in 44 countries. Also, I assume the University will not just be allowing Starbucks to open up another store without some type of financial agreement. In a time when our public universities are in dire economic situations, we cannot afford to turn down an idea that will gener-

ate even a dollar of revenue for the University. I am just as concerned with the unrestricted expansion of free-trade embracing corporations as the next guy, but let’s face it — we as a University need the money Starbucks can bring. I say open up a mall at Jerome if it will bring any type of revenue that will benefit education. That way girls can shop for UGGs that match their economics and biology textbooks. Let Dunkin’ Donuts and Grounds for Thought in on the deal as well to compete

against Starbucks, just so long as the University is cashing in on the deal. Really, what reason is there not to add an additional spot to get coffee other than the fear of additional outlets which play monotonous jazz? Also, sorry Levi Wonder, but Starbucks did get hold of your apple juice. It’s called the Caramel Apple Spice and I’m drinking it right now. It’s quite tasty. — Chris Kay, Senior, International Studies Respond to Chris at

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TO BE INVESTIGATED: Cleveland police officer James Simone talks to reporters after a river rescue Jan. 12, in Cleveland. Simone, 60, says he has nothing to fear from a possible grand jury investigation into his off-duty shooting of a bank robbery suspect on July 9, 2008.

Officer feels confident before investigation CLEVELAND — A much-decorated police officer said he has nothing to fear from a possible grand jury investigation into his off-duty shooting of an unarmed bank robbery suspect. Patrolman James Simone, who has killed five suspects during a 36-year career on the force, said he did nothing wrong when he walked into a bank last July to cash a paycheck, saw the suspect running away and chased him through a neighborhood. A city prosecutor referred the case to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office, which must decide whether to take evidence to a grand jury. Simone has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged. “I have nothing to fear from any investigation,” said Simone, 60, who was cleared by prosecutors in four previous shootings. He was recently honored by City Council for jumping into a frigid Cuyahoga River to save a woman from drowning. Steve Loomis, head of the

Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, said detectives from the Homicide and Internal Affairs units, along with coroner’s investigators, all told him they believed the shooting was justified. He criticized City Prosecutor Victor Perez for reinterviewing witnesses after detectives had already done so, and questioned why it took Perez seven months to refer the case to the county. “It was absolutely unfair to hang this over his (Simone’s) head for so long,” Loomis said. Law Director Robert Triozzi said Perez had to retrace the steps of investigators to completely understand the case. “He did his job,” Triozzi said. “There is nothing unusual here.” Simone, known in his blue-collar neighborhood as “Supercop” because of his noted career, which includes being stabbed, shot and hit by cars, shot and killed bank robbery suspect Robert Hackworth on July 9. Inside the bank, a teller told

Simone that there had just been a robbery. Simone saw Hackworth running away and chased after him, according to a police report. Simone confronted Hackworth and shot him in his side when the suspect reached into a truck he had waiting. Hackworth drove away, then crashed into a telephone pole. He died at the scene. Hackworth, 35, who had a criminal record that included car theft, didn’t display a gun in the bank but threatened that he had one, Loomis said. Investigators didn’t recover a gun from Hackworth or the truck. A coroner later ruled that Hackworth was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the robbery. Eric Morgan, Hackworth’s brother, said he doesn’t condone his brother robbing the bank. “We still don’t understand why he was shot but think it’s a good idea to get looked at by a grand jury,” he said.

COLUMBUS — Desperate to prop up their ailing economies, U.S. states are locked in a fierce competition to lure Hollywood filmmakers to their gritty cities and picturesque towns with tax breaks and other incentives. The movement remains intense despite state budgets facing near crisis, largely because the movie and TV industry has emerged as a tough survivor in hard economic times. The film industry’s economic health has pushed some states like Ohio to reconsider tax breaks for filmmakers and TV producers after years of viewing such financial perks as luxuries the state couldn’t afford. Ohio lawmakers are poised to approve film industry tax breaks soon, once they work out whether to offer to make the breaks big or bigger. Gov. Ted Strickland vetoed the bigger tax breaks favored by legislative Republicans in December, saying he wanted to weave the breaks into discussion of his twoyear operating budget. Republican lawmakers were eager to continue the momentum from “Spider Man 3,” parts of which were filmed in Cleveland. Strickland said yesterday a $10 million incentive program, rather than $25 million, is all Ohio can afford. “I could not and I do not support the larger commitment on the part of the state,” he said. Lawmakers in Indiana overrode a governor’s veto of film industry incentives there a year ago. Ohio is one of only a handful of states left that don’t already offer a state-level tax break to filmmakers or a giant pot of cash that producers and directors can tap for incentives. In Maryland, state officials realized just how important such incentives were to a state’s economy in 2004, when they lost the film “Annapolis” — a story set in the Maryland city — to neighboring Pennsylvania.

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Victim of chimp attack transferred to clinic By John Christoffersen The Associated Press

team approach involving many specialists, Sheil said. “I don’t know at this point” if STAMFORD, Conn. — A a transplant will be considered, Connecticut woman whose face Sheil said. “Priority one is to was mauled this week by a ram- stabilize her.” The attack left Nash with paging chimpanzee has been transferred to the Cleveland massive injuries to her hands Clinic, which two months ago and face, requiring four teams performed the nation’s first of surgeons to work more than seven hours Monday to stabisuccessful facial transplant. Charla Nash, 55, of Stamford lize her. She left Connecticut was transferred from Stamford in critical condition, although Hospital to the Cleveland she improved slightly since her facility yesterday, three days operation, officials said. Nash’s transfer to Cleveland after she was mauled by a 200pound chimp owned by her likely is because of the clinic’s friend. Spokeswoman Eileen expertise in facial reconstrucSheil said she being seen by tion — not because doctors are a head and neck surgeon and considering a transplant right likely will be treated through a away, a leading surgeon said.


SOME WELCOMED AID: Residents of Wilmington, Ohio get their free box of food and personal care products provided by the relief organization Feed the Children.

Ohio food giveaway aids jobless workers’ family By James Hannah The Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Semitrailers loaded with donated food, soap and other much-needed supplies pulled into town yesterday as part of a charity’s effort to help families rocked by mass layoffs amid the U.S. recession. Hundreds of men, women and children shivered in long lines as they waited to pick up boxes of food and personal care items from three big rigs parked near downtown. Seven other semitrailers were dispatched to surrounding counties. “My cupboards are almost empty,” said Auston Maxwell, who waited in line in Wilmington for an hour. The supplies from Feed the Children, a nonprofit hunger relief group based in Oklahoma City, was designed to helped families hurt by the impending pullout of cargo shipper DHL. It was the group’s first large drop off in a town hit by mass layoffs at a single employment site, and more distributions are planned in other small towns and rural areas because of the economic downturn. Spokesman Tony Sellars said accepting donations can be difficult for some people.

“A lot of time they’re confused, they’re angry, they’re embarrassed to ask for help. But you’re at the point where you have to decide to heat or eat,” he said. About 1,400 vouchers were handed out for the distribution in Wilmington. Each family received a 25-pound box of food and a 10-pound box of personal-care items. Canned tomatoes, macaroni, breakfast cereal and muffins were donated by various companies, including Toledo-based Hirzel Canning Co. Wilmington, a small city of 12,000 people about 60 miles southwest of Columbus, was devastated when DHL announced last May that it was pulling out. The move is expected to lead to the loss of 8,000 jobs at DHL and other companies that operate out of the local air park. So far, about 3,000 jobs are gone. Maxwell, 18, quit his job at ABX Air last year because he knew he was going to be laid off. ABX, which flies and sorts cargo for DHL at the air park, has laid off workers as DHL winds down operations. “I’m just having a rough time,” said Maxwell, who has a 1-year-old son with his fiancee. “You can’t even get a job at McDonald’s right now.”





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FEES: Recently unemployed engineer Arthur Santa-Maria poses for a photo Feb. 7 at a Bank of America ATM in Los Lunas, N.M. SantaMaria was surprised to learn he must pay fees to withdraw his unemployment money using a state-issued Bank of America debit card.

Banks charge unemployed workers with irregular fees By Christopher Leonard The Associated Press

Corp., JP Morgan Chase and US Bancorp, an Associated Press review of the agreements found. First, Arthur Santa-Maria called All the programs carry fees, and Bank of America to ask how to in several states the unemcheck the balance of his new ployed have no choice but to unemployment benefits debit use the debit cards. Some banks card. The bank charged him 50 even charge overdraft fees of up to $20 — even though they cents. He chose not to complain. could decline charges for more That would have cost another than what’s on the card. “They’re trying to use my 50 cents. So he took out some of the money to make money,� said money and then decided to Santa-Maria, a laid-off engipull out the rest. But that made neer who lives just outside two withdrawals on the same Albuquerque, N.M. “I just see banks trying to make that 50 day, and that was $1.50. For hundreds of thousands cents or a buck and a half when of workers losing their jobs I should be given the service during the recession, there’s for free.� The banks say their proa new twist to their financial pain: Even when they’re col- grams offer convenience. They lecting unemployment benefits, also provide at least one way they’re paying the bank just to to tap the money at no charge, get the money — or even to call such as using a single free withcustomer service to complain drawal to get all the cash at once from a bank teller. But about it. Thirty states have struck such the banks benefit from human deals with banks that include nature, as people end up treatCitigroup Inc., Bank of America ing the cards like all the other

plastic in their wallets. Some banks, depending on the agreement negotiated with each state, also make money on the interest they earn after the state deposits the money and before it’s spent. The banks and credit card companies also get roughly 1 percent to 3 percent off the top of each transaction made with the cards. “It’s a racket. It’s a scam,� said Rachel Davis, a 38-year-old dental technician from St. Louis who was laid off in October. Davis was given a MasterCard issued through Central Bank of Jefferson City and recently paid $6 to make two $40 withdrawals. Neither banks nor credit card companies will say how much money they are making off the programs, or what proportion of the revenue comes from user versus merchant fees or interest. It’s difficult to estimate the profits because they depend on how often recipients use their cards and where they use them.

Young boy who killed father, friend pleads guilty; avoids emotional trial By Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press

“It’s a compromise — no one is really pleased.�

death after the boy ran to a neighbor’s house. He was questioned after Romans’ wife raised suspicions about him, and in ST. JOHNS, Ariz. — A 9-yeara videotape released by prosold boy accused of methodiecutors, he admitted pulling the cally shooting his father and his Benjamin Brewer | Defense Attorney trigger. father’s roommate to death last Police reports say the boy told fall pleaded guilty yesterday to to the county juvenile system, one count of negligent homicide, which would keep him close a state Child Protective Services settling the case that shocked to his relatives. Apache County worker that his 1,000th spankAttorney Michael Whiting wants ing would be his last. and mystified the nation. Prosecutors and defense Under a plea agreement, he the boy to undergo extensive pleaded guilty in the death of mental evaluations and treat- attorneys struggled with what the roommate and charges of ment, an option allowed by the to do with a child who was charged with murder while premeditated murder for both plea agreement. “It’s a compromise — no one he was so young. No child 8 deaths were dropped. Police said the boy used a .22-caliber is really pleased,� defense attor- years old or younger committed rifle to shoot the men as they ney Benjamin Brewer said after homicide in the United States during 2005-2007, according to returned home from work Nov. the hearing. 5. The boy’s mother cried FBI statistics. Friends in the close-knit comThe boy’s plea spares the rural throughout the hearing and, community of about 4,000 from through her lawyer, objected to munity said Romero, who had what would have been an emo- the plea deal. But Superior Court full custody of his son, was a tional trial and prevents the boy Judge Michael Roca accepted it. caring father who seemed to The boy was 8 when he was be doing all he could to raise a from serving time in the state juvenile corrections system or accused of shooting his 29-year- polite and respectful boy. old father, Vincent Romero, and Authorities said they had no being tried as an adult. He was polite in court and was 39-year-old Timothy Romans, a record of any complaints filed never asked about to explain co-worker who also rented a about the boy with Arizona room from Romero. Child Protective Services and any motive for the killings. Police in St. Johns found that the youngster had no disciThe boy has not yet been sentenced. He could be sent Romero and Romans shot to plinary record at school.

THE PULSE Trans Art: Visions of Gender Diversity

The art exhibit “Trans Art: Visions of Diversity” opens today in the BowenThompson Student Union Gallery. The exhibition continues through March 16 with free admission. Hours are 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Sundays.

CULTURE SHOCK BLOG Read the Q&A with the drummer from Dark Star Orchestra this weekend.


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Heart? University students partake in state competition to register organ donors

Number of Ohioans waiting for organ transplants:

By Tannen Gliatta Assistant Pulse Editor

Howard’s Club H

Tomorrow at Howard’s Club H watch the band Downtown Brown perform as well as The Junk, Extra Extra and Saturnine Hello. Call 419-352-3195 for more information.

TOLEDO Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

This weekend at the Stranahan Theatre, the Broadway musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” based on the 1998 film of the same name, will make a tour stop. Show times are: today at 8 p.m., tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 1-800-776-7469 for ticket information.

These are scary times to be living in. People are losing their jobs, the environment is collapsing and starvation is striking countries across the globe. As able bodied people wanting to help, where to start can be a daunting decision. One possible place to begin is by filling out a simple form and potentially saving up to 50 peoples’ lives. By joining the organ and tissue donor registry a person could potentially save one or several of the nearly 3,000 people in Ohio currently waiting for a transplant. With the list growing every 10 minutes the need for organ and tissue donors is greater than ever. In an effort to help register new donors students in the University’s Public Relations Theory and Application course have teamed up with Donate Life for the second consecutive year. The University, along with 17 other colleges and universities in Ohio, are in a rigorous competition to register 240,000 new donors by May. Each university is creating individual campaigns to educate local citizens and to register a particular number of new donors set by Donate Life. Because Wood County has the second highest percentage of registered organ donors in Ohio, this year’s campaign has a goal of register-




People with illnesses and diseases are not allowed to register to become organ and tissue donors.

A family will be charged additional medical fees when organ donation occurs.

Bored of the typical weekend bar hop or attending the average house party where all you do is stand around for hours until you’re up in beer pong? Take a break from Bowling Green and go away to an exciting location for spring break 2009. The weather for BG during the vacation week of March 6 through 15 is going to be a high of 45 degrees and a low of 23 according to If you decide to spend that week in Panama City Beach or Mexico temperatures will rise to a high of 87 degrees and a low of 70. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Booking trips and figuring out a safe and fun place to travel to can be complicated. That’s why Mario Ricardelli came up with Student City 21 years ago. Student City offers students the chance to travel to exotic locations for a great price. They help guide you through the process of booking a trip and have a staff that travels to each location to make sure everything goes smoothly so you can relax and enjoy your vacation. Student City is the largest student tour operator in the United States. They are the official travel partner of MTV, Rockstar, Corona, Maxim and many others. They are also owned by TUI travel and are publicly traded. Senior Brad Kublin is one of the top selling campus managers for Student City. He’s been working with the company for two years and has dominated the BG campus by organizing a large number of trips. Kublin attends major campus events including Dance Marathon, Campus Fest and sporting events to promote Student City. He hands out fliers and talks with people to

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Now until Aug. 2, attend the Hayes Presidential Center to see more than two dozen gowns worn by America’s First Ladies in an exhibit titled, “First Lady Style: White House Gowns.” Admission is $6 for adults. Check out the movie review of “Slumdog Millionaire” by Film Critic Aaron Helfferich at

Two people die each day in the United States waiting for a transplant.


Test your knowledge on organ and tissue donation


More than 1,000,000 people will benefit from tissue transplants each year.

Hollywood honors the best in motion pictures at the Academy Awards this Sunday. Three Pulse staff writers pick who they think will win compared to who they feel actually deserves the statue.

Tannen Gliatta Assistant Pulse Editor

Sunday at 6 p.m. at OMNI, located at 2567 W Bancroft St., see Dark Star Orchestra, a band who performs classics from the Grateful Dead’s set list from their 30 years of touring. Tickets range from $16 - $21.


Stephanie Spencer Pulse Reporter

Dark Star Orchestra

If a person donates their organs and tissue they are still able to have an open casket at their funeral.

Party like a celebrity on break By Laura Lee Caracciolo Pulse Reporter


True or False?


SURF’S UP: This spring break, students can go on vacation to tropical locations such as Panama City Beach or Mexico.


Best Picture Will: “Slumdog Millionaire” Should: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Will: “The Reader” Should: “Milk”

Best Director

Will: Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) Should: David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”)

Will: David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) Should: David Fincher (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”)

Best Actress

Will: Kate Winslet (“The Reader”)

Best Actor

Will: Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler”)

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Will: Viola Davis (“Doubt”)

Will: Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”)

Should: Kate Winslet (“The Reader”)

Should: Brad Pitt (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”)

Should: Marisa Tomei (“The Wrestler”)

Should: Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”)

Will: Kate Winslet (“The Reader”)

Will: Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler”)

Will: Taraji P. Henson (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”)

Will: Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”)

Should: Kate Winslet (“The Reader”)

Should: Sean Penn (“Milk”)

Should: Viola Davis (“Doubt”)

Should: Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”)

“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded, dead.”

—Woody Allen

Aaron Helfferich Film Critic

THEY SAID IT Will: “Slumdog Millionaire” Should: “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Will: Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”) Should: Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”)

Will: Kate Winslet (“The Reader”)

Will: Sean Penn (“Milk”)

Should: Meryl Streep (“Doubt”)

Should: Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler”)

Will: Penelope Cruz (“Vicky Christina Barcelona”) Should: Viola Davis (“Doubt”)

Will: Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”) Should: Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”)


PULSE Dear Diary: a three day journey of life without technology 8 Friday, February 20, 2009

We cannot shut up. For fear of being left out of the loop, we have become a nation of over-obsessed, over-stimulated, over-caffeinated, technology-hungry freaks. Plain and simple. Which is the exact opposite of what our world has become. But what if we just cut out the noise? This reporter has decided to rebel against the modern millennia by giving up her cell phone, iPod, Internet, television and debit card for three whole days. As a preface to this, my technology use could be rated as sufficient. I own all five of these things, but refuse to pay for cable or Internet. I check my e-mail only three times a day, but make many long distance phone calls. During these 72 hours I kept a diary — a distant paper ancestor to the

blog — to chronicle my journey in its entirety.

DAY ONE 3:35 p.m. — My first thoughts about this techno-fast came last night when I thought about my car. It’s 28 degrees outside and although originally I planned to include it, I’m no masochist. My car will not be a contender in this contest. As it stands now, since I have woken up I have survived without, but the temptation is definitely mounting. My first instinct this morning was to check my e-mail or even the weather, but these conveniences are out of the picture for two days and some odd hours. 4:00 p.m. — I don’t feel like I am just passing the time, really, but all of this knitting and puzzle-working makes me feel like an old woman.

Especially because this puzzle is a 2,000 piece replica of The Last Supper. This morning without my iPod made exercise a strength of will instead of muscle. All I could think about was my breath. Is it smelling like coffee? Can other people smell me sweating? At the end of the workout I figured if I couldn’t smell them they couldn’t smell me. It’s kind of like playing a game of hide and seek with a little kid and they just end up covering their eyes for their hiding spot. I do feel a little isolated without my phone. What are my friends supposed to do if they have pertinent gossip to tell me? Tape a note to my door? 10:33 p.m. — First lesson learned in a simpler world: Fire safety. After six hours of bartending I remembered I

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magnitude of what one person can do. “The eight in w8ing symbolizes the eight lives that could be potening 3,200 new donors, a relatively tially saved by a donor; two lungs, small number compared to other two kidneys, heart, liver, intesuniversities in the competition. tines and pancreas,” she said. The class has already achieved To reach out to those students and citizens not registered, this 58 percent of their goal and have year’s class is asking, “What are several more events planned for the remainder of the school year. you w8ing for?” “The slogan is a call to action In April they will be attending and a prompt to get students to the health fair and in honor of think about the issue,” public rela- Mardi Gras on Feb. 24 they want tions student Kelly Nightingale students in the Union to “show said. “Hopefully people will see us your … driver’s license” and the slogan, think a little bit about will be passing out Mardi Gras organ donation, and if they have beads to new and current donors. the slightest inkling of signing On Feb. 28 they will be attending up to become a donor they will the Toledo Public Library’s Black ask themselves, what are you History celebration to hand out waiting for? The answer being information and reach out to the black community. nothing, so do it now.” Campaign member Jenny Class member Chrissy Madison said in addition to Traster explains this is a particuprompting people to register the larly important event. “This year’s campaign encomslogan also serves to show the


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Erica Collins, Junior Warrensville Heights, Ohio

1. Adele - “Chasing Pavements” 2. T.I. & Jay Z featuring Lil Wayne & Kanye West - “Swagga Like Us” 3. John Legend - “Everybody Knows” 4. Beyoncé - “Smash Into You” 5. Kanye West - “Coldest Winter” “I’m a big Kanye fan and I love John Legend, Beyoncé and artists from the UK. Legend’s songs are all so meaningful and seem to fit my life, and all of these songs are so creative and different.”

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left a Febreze odor-neutralizing candle right next to the window where my cat likes to jump around. What if she had knocked it over and the whole house was swallowed up into the flames? If that candle is worth its weight, even the firefighters won’t be able to smell the blaze. Not only that, but how would I know that my house caught fire? No one knows the phone number of where I work, let alone any other phone number. 11:30 p.m. — Now that I have time to truly relax I don’t even want it. I want to know what the rest of the world is doing. In the most abbreviated way possible. Is there any way to turn down the volume on a ticking clock?

DAY TWO 4:10 p.m. — What a snore. I’ve knitted almost an entire mitten in one

Answers to quiz from page 7 1. False, 18 people die each day 2. True 3. True 4. False, at the time of death a person’s medical history is assessed and usually they are still able to donate some organ or tissue 5. False, there is no cost to the donor or their family

passes minority outreach. In the United States African-Americans and other minorities make up about 20 percent of the population but more than 50 percent of the waiting list for organ transplants are minorities,” Traster said. Those who want to become an organ and tissue donor can register at www.doitnowohio. org/bgsu or attend one of the campaign’s events. People already registered can continue to show their support by joining the “What are you W8ing for?” group on Facebook or by spreading the word themselves. “Students can help canvass for the cause by simply asking their

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SAY CHEESE: Senior Brad Kublin is one of the top-selling campus managers for Student City, shown here with former Real World castmember Cohutta Lee in Acapulco.


feel out where they would be interested in traveling to and then organizes a trip based on their input. “I host parties every few months where I have contests to give students a chance to win free spring break trips,” Kublin said. “I also hold these events at local bars around town where free trips and discounts are once again provided.” The next opportunity to win a free trip for 2009 will be Feb. 25 at 9:15 p.m. The Greek Date Auction will be held in the Falcon’s Nest at the Student Union. To help raise money for Dance Marathon you can purchase a $1 raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing to win the spring break trip. “This year the majority of BG students will be traveling to Mexico — specifically Cancun,” Kublin said. “Cancun is the host to the filming of the Real World season 22 where cast members will be hired to work as destination staff for Student City.” There is also a significant amount of Bowling Green students traveling to Panama City Beach where MTV will be setting up their headquarters. This typically means there will be around seven artists performing a week along with a slue of celebrity guest appearances. Chicago native Wade Lindquist, Student City’s midwest sales manager and Bahamas destination manager has been working for Student City for three years. Lindquist’s job is to visit all of

classmates, friends and members of campus organizations that they are in if they are registered and if not direct them to the Web site to sign up,” Traster said. Public relations student Meridith Whitsel understands organ donation can be a sensitive issue but she encourages everyone to at least consider the possibility of becoming a donor. “No one is immune to being healthy for the rest of their lives,” Whitsel said. “So it’s important for all people to become socially active not only with recycling of pop-cans and non-perishable items but with their body by giving the gift of life.” the schools in a specific region to promote spring break, hold meetings and provide customer service to potential student travelers. He also manages every part of the sales process and books customers’ flights and hotels. “I enjoy my job so much,” Lindquist said. “I have the most fun product on earth to sell, and I enjoy traveling. I especially like working with the students onsite during spring break to deliver ‘The Ultimate Spring Break Experience.’” Lindquist has traveled to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Panama City Beach and the Bahamas. According to Lindquist, the top three locations for 2009 spring break trips organized by Student City are Panama City Beach, Cancun and the Freeport Bahamas Party Cruise. Celebrity appearances are always a popular appeal to potential student travelers. This year Akon will be performing in South Padre Island, Flo Rida will perform in Cancun and DJ Skribble will perform in Acapulco. Real World cast members will also make special appearances including Paula Meronek and Cohutta Lee in Acapulco and Kenny Santucci in Panama City Beach. The full celebrity list has not yet been released but will be confirmed on the Student City Web site by next week. For more information on booking and flights, deals on trips and celebrity appearances check out Also don’t forget that last minute hot deals are still available by calling 1-888-SPRING BREAK.

day. This normally would have taken me a year. By mitten, of course, I mean “hand-sock” because I don’t have a YouTube video to teach me how to make the thumb. 7:35 p.m. — I realized why most of us have cell phones in the first place. Emergency situations like “what if a burglar comes in here in the middle of the night?” I would be a goner.

the olden days must have slept more often, and in their deluded minds, they probably actually thought they were tired. Modern man sleeps two hours a day, and he hates every second of it because he is wasting valuable seconds not working.


After the fast, I gorged on my almost-forgotten contemporary delicacies. I used my cell phone after searching the Internet to find a replacement for my Sony 8.4 bit DAY THREE digital camera power cord charger 10:35 a.m. — Coming in on the home stretch. My thumbs are itching to call my friend Leo, who is a comto text my friends that I’m not doing puter-repair technician. If I knew how to write binary code for comanything. I don’t want to sound calputer programming, I would have loused, but I feel handicapped. texted in 1s and 0s how grateful I 4:00 p.m. — Waking up from a was to be back. nap, I fantasize about how many All in all, the experiment proved only spam pieces of e-mail I might have annoying and not completely undoreceived today and how satisfying able, but I wouldn’t attempt it again it will be to delete them separately, savoring each one by one. People in anytime soon.

Reaping the benefits of shopping undercover By Matt Liasse Pulse Reporter

University students are faced with the predicament nearly each day of their college years; their Blackboard e-mail accounts are cluttered up again with tons of junk mail. But before hitting the delete button in the top left corner, how many people really read about the different opportunities to get an extra credit for the semester, get a campus job offering $20 an hour or asking for participation in a survey that could win someone a check for a $1,000 or a free iPod. The Mystery Shopper Program by Goodwin & Associates Hospitality Services is among some of the e-mails current students receive. But what happens to some of the students who respond to these select few e-mails? According to their official Web site, The Mystery Shopper Program is the “leader in the hospitality industry for providing effective quality assurance programs with detailed evaluation reports, cumulative data analysis and insurance against bar loss.” Anyone experienced from past training can get involved as part-time evaluators, but the organization is currently looking for anyone available to go out to miscellaneous restaurants, bars, hotels and other businesses to pass some innocent judgment. Freshman Jamie Kile is an employee at Arby’s and has had to endure plenty of mystery shops while working there. At the fastfood restaurant, word spreads that a mystery shopper is coming a few days in advance while tensions and nerves are on edge until they finally receive a grade. “When mystery shoppers come, it isn’t the most fun at work let me tell you,” she said.” I do not mind when they come, although my managers get completely stressed out and annoying. They want everything to be just perfect. I do not really prepare for them. Whatever happens happens is how I see it.” According to the Goodwin & Associates Hospitality Services Web site, no prior experience is required to join the team, and the majority of workers there are just average people attempting to represent different demographics to provide insight. The site does warn that some

“When mystery shoppers come, it isn’t the most fun at work let me tell you.” Jamie Kile | Freshman assignments require clients ages 21 or over due to having to order alcoholic beverages. The process is simple, according to the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of their Web site. After a new shopper signs up to be a part-time contributor, they are encouraged to take any of the “first come, first served” assignments that are found in the area close to where they live. Shoppers will not receive a “paycheck” but will be reimbursed a set amount for every dinner they decide to go to. The set amount is found on the assignment description, but there is no actual hourly wage as well. The Web site also gives examples of how the flat rate is organized; one stating that if the assignment gives the shopper $50 and the dinner costs $43 with a $7 tip, the shopper does not make any type of profit, just receives a free dinner. Another scenario would be if the shopper receives $50 for the dinner and the shopper spends $40, they earn a profit of $10. Lastly, if the shopper spends $70 on a $50 assignment, they only will receive the $50 reimbursement. The Web site tells people to think of it as a $50 gift card just for completing a survey on the experience after the meal. The shopper has the option of receiving money through PayPal or a check for the reimbursement. Anyone can sign up to be a mystery shopper online by going to and clicking on the tab that says “New Shoppers.” Or they can be reached over the phone at 603223-0303 for the opportunity to tell your community where the best places to eat are and a chance to make restaurant owners and managers squirm. Although she has gone through a lot of stress from mystery shoppers, Kile said she wouldn’t mind being on the other end. “I think being a mystery shopper would be awesome,” she said. “Free food and getting paid for it? What more could you ask for?”

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T.J. Blanton The junior hit .341 before an April injury last year

Dennis Vaughn The junior hit .286 with five home runs and 27 RBI last year

Ryan Shay

Logan Meisler

The senior hit .412 and was First Team All-MAC last year

The junior hit three home runs in 40 games last year

Mark Galvin The junior hit .339 with six home runs last season

Derek Spencer

Brian Hangbers

The junior hit .360 with 10 home runs and 54 RBI last year

The senior hit .331 last season and had 13 home runs

Dusty Hawk The senior was 2-1 with 25 strikeouts in 19 games last year

David Borcherdt The junior DH hit .341 and had 12 RBI last season

Danny Schmitz

Ryan Schalter The sophomore played in 42 games last season

Returning the core of their lineup and expected to be sound on defense, the Falcons baseball team will be


Entering his 18th season as coach of the Falcons


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MAC title

By Sean Shapiro Reporter

Coach Danny Schmitz and the baseball team return to the diamond this weekend for their season opener at Western Carolina. BG won their fourth Mid-American Conference regular season title in 2008, leading the conference in hitting and boasting the nation’s 14th best double play combination. BG’s weekend opponent, Western Carolina, is opening their season as well. Last year they went 14-13 in conference play and 29-28 overall. “They’re one of the top teams in their conference, but we haven’t played them before so we don’t know completely what to expect,” Schmitz said. Despite not knowing his opponent, Schmitz is confident in the ability of his 2009 team.



BG’s infield is anchored by one of the nation’s top shortstops, senior Ryan Shay. Shay is coming off a year where he and second baseman Logan Meisler averaged 1.13 double plays a game. “Ryan plays a vital position. The way I look at it shortstop is a coach on the field,” Schmitz said. “That’s definitely what he brings; he’s the guy who runs the show out there.” In addition to Shay and Meisler, the rest of the 2008 infield remains intact as well. At the corners Derek Spencer and Brian Hangbers will be back after only committing 19 errors in 52 games last season. “I think we have a chance to be a very good defensive team,” Schmitz said. The outfield will also be sharp as expected starters T.J. Blanton, Dennis Vaughn and Mark Galvin all have fielding percentages above .900. Schmitz will also try to incorporate freshman John Berti into the lineup for the season. Berti, a natural shortstop, was one of the Mr. Baseball finalists in Michigan his senior

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Falcons face Michigan State for final series By Sean Shapiro Reporter

weekends,” said BG coach Scott Paluch. “They’re in a difficult year, they’re trying to become a No one predicted this weekend’s confident team coming into the series between BG and Michigan playoffs.” State would be a battle of the two The Spartans, like BG, have last place teams. had trouble finding consistent Michigan State was picked to all-around scoring and are last finish in the Central Collegiate in the conference in goals, shots Hockey Association’s top five by and power play percentage. both the coaches’ and media preDespite their offensive strugseason polls. BG was picked to gles, the Spartans are one of the finish anywhere from seventh to better defensive teams led by ninth in the conference. senior captain Jeff Lerg. At only “They’ve been able to have 5’6” 155 lbs., Lerg is the smallest some success the last couple goalie in the conference; how-

ever he boasts an impressive resume. Lerg is MSU’s all-time leader in saves for a career and led the Spartans to a national title in the 2007 season. “Lerg is, and has been, one of the elite goalies in college hockey over the last four years,” Paluch said. The teams face-off tonight at 7 at Michigan State’s Munn Arena. The teams meet again tomorrow for BG’s senior night, a 5 p.m. puck drop that will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net Detroit.



BIG PLAYERS: Ryan Shay, Derek Spencer and Dusty Hawk (left to right) will all be big contributors to the Falcons this season.

Men to play nationally while women travel to Akron tomorrow By Andrew Harner Sports Editor

Brian Moten

the second set of games against the MAC East. On Jan. 10, the Falcons Scored 22 points With both the men’s and womdefeated Akron 80-51 in the first in BG’s last game meeting of the schools. en’s basketball teams coming against Buffalo off big wins, they will be looking One of the keys to that game to continue that success this was the play of Niki McCoy weekend. against her old squad. The men’s team (15-10, 8-4 to finish,” Orr said. “It was realIn that January game, McCoy Mid-American Conference), ly a tremendous, tremendous scored 13 points, but more fresh off Wednesday night’s game and win for our players.” importantly, didn’t let her emo59-48 win over Buffalo, will That win also takes the tions get in the way of her perface Canisius (8-18) in an Falcons into a nationally tele- formance. ESPN BracketBuster game at vised game. However, she will be playing Anderson Arena. In their last game on ESPN, in her first game since being One player who helped the the Falcons fell to Akron 62-52, suspended and may or may not Falcons get their momentum but last season, they found suc- be starting, giving the Falcons a back after a loss to Eastern cess in the BracketBuster game. different look this time around. Michigan last Sunday was Brian In that contest, the Falcons Not only that, James A. Moten, whose 22 points left him beat Detroit-Mercy 81-65. Rhodes Arena has been kind to as the only Falcon to score in Canisius also was featured last the Zips this season, providing them with an 7-5 record comdouble-digits. season and beat Albany 64-60. However, coach Louis Orr Tomorrow’s game will tipoff pared to a 1-10 away mark. “A very much different team said it was a team effort that at 2 p.m. allowed them to get back on For the women, BG (22-2, 11-0 See HOOPS | Page 10 track. MAC) will travel to Akron (9-15, “It was a great effort from start 4-7 MAC) for their first game in


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Tennis team set for two matches By Morgan Carlson Reporter

a mature team and do it all season long,” Dean said. “[It’s a] short trip and we’ve been there The BG women’s tennis team before.” will fight to maintain their 5-0 The MSU Spartans are 4-4 record this weekend against in their spring season, though Michigan State University they beat BG 6-1 during their last tomorrow and the University of matchup in 2007. Detroit on Sunday. The pair of The UD Titans are 5-2 in their matches will be played on the season thus far. Last February, road. the Falcons beat UD 5-2. After playing several home Senior Kelsey Jakupcin has a matches in a row, the Falcons positive outlook for the weekwill pack their bags and head end. Though neither match is to Michigan for the weekend. for Mid-American Conference Coach Penny Dean says that points, MSU is a Big 10 team. traveling can be stressful, but “Everyone on our team is sucthe team is used to it. cessful right now and we all have “There is always a little chal- the best attitudes and mindsets lenge in [traveling], but we are from how we have been play-

ing,” Jakupcin said. “We will keep working hard in practices because we play a Big Ten team and it would be a huge win for us if we came out on top.” Jakupcin is also optimistic about the distance the Falcons will travel. “We have all played at Michigan State and have played at Detroit’s tennis club during juniors, so we are familiar with the coming surroundings,” Jakupcin said. “East Lansing and Detroit aren’t too far from BG, which is nice so the traveling time won’t be as long, and we won’t get tired.” The women will play tomorrow and Sunday at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.

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shoulder injuries. “From a starting standpoint, we’re definitely a different starting staff than we were at the end of the last year,” Schmitz said. The change in staff leaves senior Dusty Hawk as the expected opening day starter at Western Carolina. Last season, Hawk threw 40 innings for BG putting together 25 strikeouts. Other starters will include Brennan Smith and junior college transfer Matt Malewitz. In the bullpen, Schmitz will rely on middle reliever Marty Baird and closer Charles Wooten. Following their Carolina road trip BG will head to Louisville next weekend.

year and is an MLB draft pick of the Oakland Athletics.

Hitting: Berti is more likely to make his presence felt in the batters box his freshman season. With Shay already established as top tier player, Berti will see time in the outfield, infield and as a designated hitter. “John brings us speed, and you can’t teach that as a coach,” Schmitz said. In his final high school season Berti stole a school record 40 bases.

While Berti is waiting in the wings, Shay continues to be one of BG’s most consistent hitters. In 2008, Shay hit a team high .412, quite impressive as BG returns eight players with batting averages above .300. Another addition to the roster will be designated hitter Tyler Elkins who missed the whole 2008 season with an injury.

Pitching: While BG only lost three seniors, they did lose more of their 2008 staff to unconventional ways. One signed a free agent contract with the Washington Nationals while the other two, both still on the team, have suffered from

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ALL SMILES: Tiger Woods will be returning to golf at the Accenture Match Play Championship next Wednesday.

Woods announces return to PGA Tour By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press

and look forward to watching him compete next week,” commissioner Tim Finchem said in LOS ANGELES — Eight months a statement. The last shot Woods hit was after winning the U.S. Open on one good leg, a healthy Tiger a short par putt on the 91st hole of the U.S. Open at Torrey Woods is returning to golf. Woods said on his Web site Pines, where he defeated Rocco yesterday that he will defend his Mediate in a playoff to capture title next week in the Accenture his 14th major, which Woods Match Play Championship, described as “probably the believing his reconstructed best ever” under the circumleft knee and his game is good stances. He had surgery after the enough to win. “I’m now ready to play again, Masters last year to repair cartilage damage in his left knee, Woods said. The Match Play and while preparing to return Championship in Tucson, Ariz., for the U.S. Open, suffered a begins Wednesday, where double stress fracture in his Woods will end his 254-day left leg. He limped badly over the break from competition. The timing could not be bet- final few days of the U.S. Open, ter for the PGA Tour, which has later saying the swelling was seen television ratings plunge so bad at night that he couldn’t after the world’s No. 1 player see his knee cap. A week after had to miss the second half winning, he had reconstructive of the season, including two surgery, the third operation on majors, the Ryder Cup and the his left knee in five years. He began hitting short irons FedEx Cup playoffs. “We are delighted that Tiger toward the end of December, is returning to competition and friends such as Mark

Peppers receives franchise tag from Panthers (AP)—Julius Peppers was slapped with the franchise player tag by Carolina yesterday, making it more difficult for the star defensive end to get his wish and leave the Panthers. The tag was applied after the Panthers agreed on a new contract with left tackle Jordan Gross. That cleared the way for Carolina to use the team’s only franchise tag on Peppers, who had 14? sacks last season but expressed his desire to leave the Panthers and their 4-3 scheme for a team that plays a 3-4 defense.

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The move came on the final day for teams to apply a franchise designation, which keeps a player under the control of his current team for an average salary of the top five players at his position. Overall, 14 of the NFL’s 32 teams protected players with the franchise tag. In addition to Peppers, among those tagged yesterday were cornerback Dunta Robinson of Houston; tight end Bo Scaife of Tennessee; linebacker Leroy Hill of Seattle; and offensive tackle Max Starks of Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, All-Pro cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha resigned with Oakland, avoiding the franchise tag he had last season by agreeing to a three-year contract that’s thought to be the richest ever given to a defensive back. It’s value is estimated at $30 million. But the most intriguing move involves Peppers, the second overall pick in the 2002 draft. His big season followed a 2007 in which he had just 2? sacks. A person close to Peppers said on Wednesday that the defensive end would agree to be traded to only four teams, including


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O’Meara and John Cook said he had been playing plenty of golf over the last few weeks at his home course in Florida. The last big obstacle to his return was the birth of his son, Charlie Axel, on Feb. 8. “Elin and our new son Charlie are doing great,” Woods wrote. “I’ve enjoyed my time at home with the family and appreciate everyone’s support and kind wishes.” Woods will be under even greater scrutiny when he returns at Match Play, a tournament that is unpredictable even with two good legs. The eight-month break is the longest he has ever gone without playing, and there are questions of rust and how much he has modified his swing after the knee surgery. Even so, swing coach Hank Haney said last month that Woods would not return until he thought he could win. “He’s not looking to just participate,” Haney said last month.

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LEAVING ‘HOME’: The Seminary of the Society of St. Pius X, directed by traditionalist bishop Richard Williamson, is seen in La Reja, some 40 kilometers west of Buenos Aires. Williamson was ordered to leave Argentina within 10 days.

Argentina orders out Holocaust-denying bishop By Debora Rey The Associated Press

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The traditionalist bishop whose denials of the Holocaust embarrassed the Vatican was ordered yesterday to leave Argentina within 10 days. The Interior Ministry said it had ordered RichardWilliamson out of Argentina because he had failed to declare his true job as director of a seminary on immigration forms and because his comments on the Holocaust “profoundly insult Argentine society, the Jewish community and all of humanity by denying a historic truth.” Williamson’s views created an uproar last month when Pope Benedict XVI lifted his excommunication and that of three other bishops consecrated by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre as part of a process meant to heal a rift with ultraconservatives. The flap led the Vatican to demand that the British clergyman recant before he can be admitted as a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. It also prompted the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Lefebvre, to dismiss Williamson as director of the La Reja seminary in Argentina and to distance itself from his views. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said the Vatican had no comment on the Argentine action. Although Williamson has been in Argentina since 2003, the government’s secretary for religious affairs, Guillermo Oliveri, said immigration officials only realized he had made an undeclared change of jobs when the controversy hit the press. But Oliveri made clear the Holocaust uproar played a key part: “I absolutely agree with the expulsion of a man residing in our country following his statements [denying] one of the greatest human tragedies.” Argentina’s Jewish community, estimated at more than

“There was not one Jew killed in the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies.” Richard Williamson | Bishop 200,000 residents, is the largest in Latin America and was besieged by terrorist attacks in the 1990s, when a bomb flattened the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, killing 29, and an explosives-packed van later exploded outside the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association building, killing 85. It was not clear when or where Williamson would go. A person who answered the phone at the Society of St. Pius X said Williamson was still in the country, then hung up. In an interview broadcast Jan. 21, Williamson told Swedish state TV that no Jews were gassed during the Holocaust and only 200,000 to 300,000 were killed, not 6 million. He also questioned the Holocaust while serving as rector of the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minn., between 1988 and 2003. According to the AntiDefamation League,Williamson declared in a 1989 speech that “Jews made up the Holocaust, Protestants get their orders from the devil and the Vatican has sold its soul to liberalism.” “There was not one Jew killed in the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies,” Williamson said in the speech at NotreDame-de-Lourdes church in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the Jewish group said in a report posted on the Internet. He was quoted as asserting that “the Jews created the Holocaust so we would prostrate ourselves on our knees before them and approve of their new state of Israel.” The remarks caused an especially strong reaction among Argentina’s Jewish community, one of the world’s largest.

Three acquitted in slaying of Russian reporter Friends of victim fear they won’t see justice done By Douglas Birch and David Nowak The Associated Press

MOSCOW — A jury in Moscow voted unanimously yesterday to acquit three men in the killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, dimming hopes for justice in a case that has mocked Russia’s claims to be a modern democratic nation. The brazen 2006 slaying of the crusading investigative reporter sent a grim signal to other dissenters in Russia, proving that even the most prominent of Kremlin critics could be murdered with impunity. And it provoked international outrage, raising suspicions that her death was ordered by prominent public officials. A jury acquitted two Chechen brothers and a morose ex-cop following a trial that defense attorneys and Politkovskaya’s supporters said was marred by prosecution errors and oversights. All three were suspected of playing minor roles in the killing. A suspected triggerman, a third brother, has not been found. Politkovskaya was shot five

times in the elevator of her central Moscow apartment building on Oct. 7, 2006, after a trip to the supermarket. In her articles, Politkovskaya had attacked some of Russia’s most powerful political leaders. She was a ferocious critic of former president and current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, on whose birthday the 48-year-old journalist was slain. In one book, she accused him of crushing dissent and leading a “failing democracy.” She had also accused the regime of Ramzan Kadyrov, a former militia leader and now president of the Russian region of Chechnya, of torture and corruption, charges that he has denied. During the trial, Politkovskaya’s colleagues and family said, prosecutors put together a feeble case — never bothering to offer a formal theory of who might have paid for the suspected contract slaying, or why. Now those close to Politkovskaya fear they will never see justice done. Sergei Sokolov, one of Politkovskaya’s editors at the opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta, said the verdicts could make it harder to pressure lowlevel plotters to testify against organizers.

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Personals FREE PANCAKE SUPPER St. Johns Episcopal Church, Corner of E. Wooster & Mercer Rd. Tuesday, February 24, 6:30-8:30pm. Come and bring your friends! Apples To Apples game after supper

Help Wanted !BARTENDING! up to $300/day. No exp. necessary. Training provided. Call 800-965-6520 ext. 174. An art photographer & member of “The Findlay Art League” is looking for female models of color. . . African American, Hispanic, Asian & Caucasion, just to name a few, with experience in modern or classical dance or yoga, pilates, body building or gymnastics, and people who generally look physically fit for a continuing photographic project. $$$ 419-424-1448 after 7pm. Early learning classroom teachers wanted, must be in 2nd yr. majoring in ECE and able to do lesson plans. For more info, contact Perry Harris at 419-241-9360 or e-mail at Earn extra $, students needed ASAP Earn up to $150 a day being a mystery shopper, no exp needed. Call 1-800-722-4791 Local Perrysburg Ins. Agency seeks experienced Sales Professional, PC licensed a plus. Double commissions pd. in 1st year. Apply at: SamBs now accepting apps for delivery drivers, must have own car & proof of ins. Other positions avail. Apply in person at 163 S. Main, BG. Strawberry blonde female medical model needed for BG massage therapist creating handbook & video. 2-4 hrs/wk, $14/hr. Must be 18 or over. Fit, engaging, confident. E-mail brief bio, contact info & schedule to: ASAP BY 2/24/09. Photo a plus. WANTED -Stable, growing company looking for marketers. Must be motivated, go-getters! We can work around scheds. Call 419-409-0020 to set up an interview now!

For Rent **09-10 SY few remaining houses. Large - 315 & 321 E. Merry, few 1st semester leases 09-10, 1-2 bedroom apts., 419-353-0325. 1 BR apt close to campus, avail now! $395/mo + electric, pet friendly. Call 419-708-9981. 12 month leases starting May 2009, 837 3rd - 3 BR duplex, $900 + util, 453 S. Prospect A -3BR duplex $700/mo + utilities, 420 S. College - 3BR house $750/mo + utilities, 234 N. Enterprise - 2BR, $600 + util, 415 E. Court A - 1BR triplex $340/mo + utilites, 322 E. Court #6 -1BR, $460 incl. util, Smith Apt. Rentals 419-352-8917 2BR house 5 miles from BGSU, $550/mo/deposit w/ country setting, newer roof, windows, siding & porch. Call 419-343-9974. 3 BR apt for rent, recently updated, small pets ok. 619 High St, BG. HURRY! Special - $625/mo. Call 419-308-3525. 3 BR apt, 443B N. Enterprise- $550, 1 BR apt, 1112 Ridge- $350, 443 N. Enterprise efficiency- $250. Call 419-308-2458 3 BR house $825/mo w/ C/A, W/D, avail. 8/15/09. 3 efficiency apts, 1 three room $375 & 1 one room for $290 avail 5/15, Call 419-601-3225. 3 BR units, 1/yr lease, avail. May 09, 4th & 5th St. 2 BR apts, 1/yr lease, avail May or Aug 09, 4th St. Pets allowed. Call 419-409-1110. 3/4 BR house w/ W/D, avail now! $800/mo + util, 217 Palmer Ave. Call 419-934-0128. 426 E. Wooster, Large 3 BR apt, great location! Avail. Fall 2009. $950/mo, util. incl, call 419-352-5882

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Available August, Nice, big houses, only a few left! 5-6 people, $1300-$1700/mo, 3 people, $800-$850/mo, call 419-353-0326 for more details.

Nice 3 BR house, avail. 8/09, $1150/mo, 318 N. Summit, close to campus, call 440-339-4428.




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Retired teacher will rent rooms & share house, ideal for grad students or professors. Large older BG home, 4 BRs, 2 w/b fireplaces, wooded 1.5 lot, full use of kitchen, laundry, etc. $300/mo incl. util. Call 419-352-5523 HELP WANTED CHURCH ORGANIST NEEDED For information call 419-342-2449.


Highland Management 1 & 2 BR apts. for 2009-2010. Great locations/low sec. dep. Call 419-354-6036, 9-3 M-F or


HOUSES - REDUCED PRICES May Lease 2 Orchard Circle, 1/2 blck from campus, near windmill, 4 BR, 2 bath, $1100/mo, good cond. August 2009 Leases 227 S. College, 3 BR, 1 bath, $975/mo, good condition. 129B S. College, 1/2 block from campus, 1 BR, 1 bath, $375/mo. Call 419-352-6064 or go to

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Houses for rent, 4-5 bdrms, 2 baths, between campus & downtown, $1500/mo, call 419-340-2500.



BG Apts. - 818 / 822 2nd St. 2BR, C/A, D/W, $500-$510/mo + gas & electric, Smith Apt. Rentals 419-352-8917

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SHAMROCK STUDIOS: Studio apts avail, semester leases avail. Fully furnished. We provide all util, cable TV & high speed internet. Call 419-354-0070 or visit Summit Hill 414 / 418 S. Summit St, 2+BR, A/C, garage, W/D, remodeled, spacious, pet friendly, new low price! Avail Now -1 BRs @ The Highlands, Call 419-354-6036.









1 Bdrms./StudiosJ Winter Special: Jan. Special: Reduced Rent Near private Near BGSU, BGSU, private patio/entrance, extra patio/entrance, extra storage, pets welcome storage, pets short-term leases avail. welcome, shortNo Security Deposit if term you movie before leasesinavail. 3/31/09.* 419-352-7691 419-352-7691 EHO

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426 E. Wooster, Lg. 1 Bdrm, avail. Fall 2009, $475/mo, utils incl. Call 419-352-5882

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Avail now, newly remodeled hse w/ 3 BR, each w/ priv. bath & entrance. Close to campus, $1075/mo + elec. Call 419-708-9981. Avail. August 2009, 3 BR houses, 218 Dill, A/C, W/D, D/W -$1000/mo. 220 Dill, W/D hookup, A/C and dishwasher- $725/mo. 606 5th St. W/D, A/C - $900/mo. 219 N. Enterprise - $1400/mo. 112 Clay St. - $750/mo. 227 E. Reed, W/D, A/C, D/W -$900 Call 419-308-2458


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